Our river is officially the Towamba River, starting up in the high country and carving its way through deep rocky fern-lined ravines as it snakes its way down to the coast. We Kiah locals, have always claimed as their own and called it the ‘Kiah’. Not sure where it originates, but there is an old seafarer’s map showing the “Kyer Inlet” at the mouth in Twofold Bay. So from about the bottom of the Snake Track that takes you from Towamba to Kiah, the river is the Kiah. And many a tale can she tell.
Our place is close to the top end of the tidal area so whilst we are affected by tidal movement, it starts to lose its impact once it gets to us. It’s always changing though, and we are never bored when exploring her by kayak.